[NAFEX] Toka plum
rewagner at centurytel.net
Sat Mar 13 14:42:36 EST 2010
The term 'cherry-plum' is also an often used synonym for Prunus cerasifera,
the Myrobalan plum which has often been used in crsossbreeding many
'Japanese plums'. It is probable that many commercial 'Japanese plums' carry
some myrobalan ancestry.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa Kacalanos" <mijwiz at yahoo.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2010 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Toka plum
> --- On Fri, 3/12/10, Ernest Plutko <ernestplutko at wiktel.com> wrote:
>> They were sold to me as Toka cherry-plum.
> Toka isn't a cherry plum, and I also don't think it's hardy in zone 2.
> Cherry-plums are crosses between big juicy Asian plums and scrawny
> unpleasant tasting sandcherries. (So I hear.) Cherry plums are recommended
> to those poor unfortunates in zone 2 who can't grow Toka and other tasty
> Asian-American hybrids, but I hear that they're developing tastier
> cherry-plums these days.
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